The angel Gabriel came to
the Lord and said "I have to talk to you.
We have some
Persians up here in heavens that are causing problems.
on the pearly gates, my horn is missing, they are wearing Dolce and
Cabanas instead of their white robes, their dogs are riding the
chariots, and they're selling their halos to people for discount prices.
They refuse to keep the stairway to Heaven clear, since they keep
crouching down midway eating sunflower and watermelon seeds all over
the place. Some of them are walking around with just one wing!"
The Lord said, "Persians are Persians. Heaven is home to all my
children. If you want to know about real problems, call the devil."
The Devil answered the phone, "Hello? Damn, hold on a minute." The
Devil returned to the phone, "OK I'm back. What can I do for you?"
Gabriel replied, "I just wanted to know what kind of problems you're
having down there."
The Devil said, "Hold on again. I need to check on something." After
about 5 minutes the Devil returned to the phone and said, "I'm back.
Now what was the question?"
Gabriel said, "What kind of problems are you having down there?" The
Devil said, "Man I don't believe this.......Hold on." This time the
Devil was gone 15 minutes. The Devil returned and said, "I'm sorry
Gabriel, I can't talk right now. Those damn Persians have extinguished
the fire and are trying to install air conditioning!!"